Pro Government Protesters Caught Sharing Money Before Storming Abuja Office Of Amnesty International
Here is a video filmed by a driver, showing protesters sharing and dragging money before storming the Abuja office of Amnesty International.
Rights activist, Deji Adeyanju who shared the video, wrote;
After the Government sponsored protest against Amnesty earlier came the money sharing formula. My driver captured it before my phone died. #RevolutionNow
Yesterday, pro government protesters mounted a demonstration outside the Abuja office of Amnesty International.
We learnt from the rights body’s officials that the demonstrators arrived at about noon on Friday and demanded its immediate exit from Nigeria for being critical of Buhari’s Administration.
The demonstrators also held placards critical of Amnesty International and chanted disparaging songs against the rights group.
The protest comes hours after reports emerged on social media that the government was planning to target Amnesty International and blacklist the group as a threat to Nigeria’s sovereignty amidst allegation that it was sympathetic to an upcoming nationwide protest.
The nationwide protest, tagged ‘RevolutionNow’, was planned by Yele Sowore, a media personality, activist and politician. The protest had been planned to commence on August 5 in at least 21 cities across the country.
Friday’s protest against Amnesty International is not the first against the global rights group.